Category: High School

[9/21/2018] 91st Spring Koshien to start on March 23

The steering committee for the 91st Spring Koshien met in Osaka on September 19 and decided the following:

  • thirty-two schools (twenty-eight general, three twenty-first century, one Jingu Tournament) will participate in the tournament
  • the tournament will take place over a twelve day period, beginning on March 23
  • participating schools will be selected on January 25
  • brackets will be set on March 15

Source: Sponichi 9/20/2018

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[9/14/2017] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on September 14 to determine punishments for the following cases:

University

Suspensions

九州共立大のコーチ
Kyushu Kyoritsu coach
部内暴力、報告遅れ
Violence (internal), delayed report
7月24日から4カ月
Four months beginning on July 24

High School

Game Suspensions

初芝立命館(大阪)
Hatsushiba Ritsukmeikan (Osaka)
部員間の現金窃盗
Cash theft (internal)
8月30日から1カ月間
One month beginning on August 30
校名非公表
Unnamed school
部員の盗撮行為
Voyeurism
8月2日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 2

Suspensions

厚狭(山口)のコーチ
Asa (Yamaguchi) coach
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月3日から6カ月
Six months beginning on August 3
湯沢翔北(秋田)の監督
Yuzawa Shohoku (Akita) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月5日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 5
一条(奈良)の監督
Ichijo (Nara) manager
不適切指導
Inappropriate coaching
8月9日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 9
桐生第一(群馬)の部長
Kiryu Daiichi (Gunman) director
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月18日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 18
春日井商(愛知)の監督
Kasugai Shogyo (Aichi) manager
部内暴力、報告遅れ
Violence (internal), delayed report
8月7日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 7
春日井商(愛知)の部長
Kasugai Shogyo (Aichi) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
8月7日から1カ月
One month beginning on August 7
松浦(長崎)の監督
Matsuura (Nagasaki) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
7月23日から3カ月
Three months beginning on July 23
千葉学芸(千葉)のコーチ
Chiba Gakugei (Chiba) coach
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
8月15日から6カ月
Six months beginning on August 15
滝川(北海道=軟式)の部長と監督
Takikawa (Hokkaido, rubber baseball) director and manager
中学生の練習参加規定違反
Violation of junior high school practice participation regulations
8月29日から3カ月
Three months beginning on August 29
富山国際大付(富山)の監督
Toyama Kokusai Daigaku Fuzoku (Toyama) manager
暴言(部内)、不適切指導
Inappropriate coaching, abusive language (internal)
9月3日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 3
富山国際大付(富山)の部長
Toyama Kokusai Daigaku Fuzoku (Toyama) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
9月5日から1カ月
One month beginning on September 5

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Source: Mainichi 9/14/2018, Jiji 9/14/2018

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100th Summer Koshien: Schedule

Brackets for the 100th Summer Koshien were selected on August 2.

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[7/30/2018] 100th Summer Koshien: Participating High Schools

  Region High School Type App
1 北北海道 Kita Hokkaido 旭川大高 Asahikawa Daigaku Priv 8
2 南北海道 Minami Hokkaido 北照 Hokusho Priv 4
3 青森 Aomori 八戸学院光星 Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei Priv 9
4 岩手 Iwate 花巻東 Hanamaki Higashi Priv 9
5 秋田 Akita 金足農 Kanaashi Nogyo Pub 6
6 山形 Yamagata 羽黒 Haguro Priv 2
7 宮城 Miyagi 仙台育英 Sendai Ikuei Priv 27
8 福島 Fukushima 聖光学院 Seiko Gakuin Priv 15
9 茨木 Ibaraki 土浦日大 Tsuchiura Nihon Daigaku Priv 4
10 栃木 Tochigi 作新学院 Sakushin Gakuin Priv 14
11 群馬 Gunma 前橋育英 Maebashi Ikuei Priv 4
12 山梨 Yamanashi 山梨学院 Yamanashi Gakuin Priv 8
13 北埼玉 Kita Saitama 花咲徳栄 Hanasaki Tokuharu Priv 6
14 南埼玉 Minami Saitama 浦和学院 Urawa Gakuin Priv 13
15 東千葉 Higashi Chiba 木更津総合 Kisarazu Sogo Priv 7
16 西千葉 Nishi Chiba 中央学院 Chuo Gakuin Priv 1
17 東東京 Higashi Tokyo 二松学舎大付 Nisho Gakusha Daigaku Fuzoku Priv 3
18 西東京 Nishi Tokyo 日大三 Nihon Daigaku Dai San Priv 17
19 北神奈川 Kita Kanagawa 慶応 Keio Priv 18
20 南神奈川 Minami Kanagawa 横浜 Yokohama Priv 18
21 新潟 Niigata 中越 Chuetsu Priv 11
22 富山 Toyama 高岡商 Takaoka Shogyo Pub 19
23 長野 Nagano 佐久長聖 Saku Chosei Priv 8
24 石川 Ishikawa 星稜 Seiryo Priv 19
25 福井 Fukui 敦賀気比 Tsuruga Kehi Priv 8
26 静岡 Shizuoka 常葉大菊川 Tokoha Daigaku Fuzoku Kikugawa Priv 6
27 東愛知 Higashi Aichi 愛知産大三河 Aichi Sangyo Daigaku Mikawa Priv 2
28 西愛知 Nishi Aichi 愛工大名電 Aichi Kogyo Daigaku Meiden Priv 12
29 岐阜 Gifu 大垣日大 Ogaki Nihon Daigaku Priv 5
30 三重 Mie 白山 Hakusan Pub 1
31 滋賀 Shiga 近江 Omi Priv 13
32 京都 Kyoto 龍谷大平安 Ryukoku Daigaku Fuzoku Heian Priv 34
33 北大阪 Kita Osaka 大阪桐蔭 Osaka Toin Priv 10
34 南大阪 Minami Osaka 近大付 Kinki Daigaku Fuzoku Priv 5
35 東兵庫 Higashi Hyogo 報徳学園 Hotoku Gakuen Priv 15
36 西兵庫 Nishi Hyogo 明石商 Akashi Shogyo Pub 1
37 奈良 Nara 奈良大付 Nara Daigaku Fuzoku Priv 1
38 和歌山 Wakayama 智弁和歌山 Chiben Wakayama Priv 23
39 鳥取 Tottori 鳥取城北 Tottori Johoku Priv 5
40 島根 Shimane 益田東 Masuda Higashi Priv 4
41 岡山 Okayama 創志学園 Soshi Gakuen Priv 2
42 広島 Hiroshima 広陵 Koryo Priv 23
43 山口 Yamaguchi 下関国際 Shimonoseki Kokusai Priv 2
44 香川 Kagawa 丸亀城西 Marugame Josei Pub 5
45 愛媛 Ehime 済美 Saibi Priv 6
46 徳島 Tokushima 鳴門 Naruto Pub 12
47 高知 Kochi 高知商 Kochi Shogyo Pub 23
48 北福岡 Kita Fukuoka 折尾愛真 Orio Aishin Priv 1
49 南福岡 Minami Fukuoka 沖学園 Oki Gakuen Priv 1
50 佐賀 Saga 佐賀商 Saga Shogyo Pub 16
51 長崎 Nagasaki 創成館 Sohseikan Priv 2
52 大分 Oita 藤蔭 Toin Priv 2
53 熊本 Kumamoto 東海大熊本星翔 Tokai Daigaku Fuzoku Kumamoto Seisho Priv 2
54 宮崎 Miyazaki 日南学園 Nichinan Gakuen Priv 9
55 鹿児島 Kagoshima 鹿児島実 Kagoshima Jitsugyo Priv 19
56 沖縄 Okinawa 興南 Konan Priv 12

Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/30/2018, Sponichi 7/30/2018

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[7/28/2018] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on July 27 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Suspensions

尽誠学園(香川)のコーチ
Jinsei Gakuen (Kagawa) coach
部内暴力 7月3日から6カ月
Six months beginning on July 3
尽誠学園(香川)の前監督
Jinsei Gakuen (Kagawa) former manager
報告遅れ
Delayed report
7月3日から3カ月
Three months beginning on July 3
袖ケ浦(千葉)の監督
Sodegaura (Chiba) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
6月11日から3カ月
Three months beginning on June 11
浦添工(沖縄)の監督と部長
Urasoe Kogyo (Okinawa) manager and director
新入生徒練習参加規定違反
Violation of new student practice regulations
6月21日から3カ月(監督)
Three months beginning on June 21
6月21日から1カ月(部長)
One month beginning on June 21
広島工大(広島)の部長と監督
Hiroshima Kogyo University (Hiroshima) director and manager
行き過ぎた指導
Excessive coaching
6月13日から6カ月
Six months beginning on June 13
大間々(群馬)の監督
Omama (Gunma) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
6月7日から6カ月
Six months beginning on June 7
千葉経大付(千葉)の部長
Chiba Keizai University (Chiba) director
窃盗
Theft
6月3日から6カ月
Six months beginning on June 3
城西大城西(東京)の部長
Josai University Josai (Tokyo) director
部内暴力と報告遅れ
Violence (internal) and delayed report
6月29日から4カ月
Four months beginning on June 29
校名非公表の監督
Unnamed School manager
個人情報不正取得
Fraudulent acquisition of personal information
6月29日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 29
龍谷大平安(京都)の顧問
Ryukoku University Heian (Kyoto) adviser
部員による部内暴力の報告遅れ
Delayed report of violence (internal)
7月6日から1カ月
One month beginning on July 6
明星(大阪)の部長
Meisei (Osaka) director
部員による部内暴力の報告遅れ
Delayed report of violence (internal)
7月13日から1カ月
One month beginning on July 13

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Source: Mainichi 7/27/2018, Jiji 7/27/2018

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[7/7/2018] 100th Summer Koshien: no practices at Koshien Stadium, ceremonial first pitch schedule

The Japan High School Baseball Federation is not planning to schedule pre-tournament practice days at Koshien Stadium this year. Teams will instead get a tour of the facilities and a chance to check the field.

A tournament-high fifty-six high schools will be participating in this year’s 100th anniversary Summer Koshien. The tournament is slated to start on August 5.

Legend Ceremonial First Pitches

  • August 5 – Hideki Matsui, Seiryo
  • August 6 – Takeshi Kimura (Takeshi Kimura), Minoshima
  • August 7 – Shoji Sadaoka, Kagoshima Jitsugyo
  • August 8 – Kazuhiko Ushijima, Namisho
  • August 9 – Masaji Hiramatsu, Okayama Higashi Shogyo
  • August 10 – Masaji Hiramatsu, Go-no Kawa
  • August 11 – Katsuhito Mizuno, Ikeda
  • August 12 – Atsushi Honma, Komazawa University Tomakomai
  • August 13 – Yoshikazu Sakamoto, Toho
  • August 14 – Kiyooki Nakanishi, Kochi Shogyo
  • August 15 – Sohachi Aniya, Okinawa
  • August 16 – Eiji Bando, Tokushima Shogyo
  • August 17 – Yoshiaki Kanemura, Hotoku Gakuen
  • August 18 – Futoshi Nakanishi, Takamatsu Daiichi
  • August 20
    • Game 1 – Masumi Kuwata, PL Gakuen
    • Game 2 – Kazuhiro Sasaki, Tohoku
  • August 21
    • Koji Ota, Misawa
    • Akira Inoue, Matsuyama Shogyo

Source: Sanspo 7/6/2018, Sponichi 7/6/2018, Sponichi 7/7/2018, Daily Sports 7/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/6/2018

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[7/5/2018] Thirty-two schools to compete in 91st Spring Koshien

The steering committee for the 91st Spring Koshien met in Osaka on July 4 and announced that thirty-two schools will be competing in the tournament next year (twenty-eight general selections and four special brackets). Dates and other details will be decided during a committee meeting in September.

General Selections: Hokkaido (one), Tohoku (two), Kanto/Tokyo (six), Tokai (two), Hokushinetsu (two), Kinki (six), Chugoku/Shikoku (five), Kyushu (four).

Special Brackets: Twenty-first Century (three), Jingu Tournament (one).

Source: Daily Sports 7/4/2018, Sponichi 7/4/2018

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[6/26/2018] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on June 26 to determine punishments for the following cases:

University

Game Suspensions

東海大北海道
Tokai Hokkaido 
未成年部員の飲酒
Underage drinking
6月11日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 11

Suspensions

東海大北海道の監督、部長
Tokai Hokkaido manager, director
未成年部員の飲酒、報告遅れ
Delayed report on underage drinking
1年間
One year

High School

Game Suspensions

健大高崎(群馬)
KenDai Takasaki (Gunma)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
5月24日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 24
高知(高知)
Kochi (Kochi)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
6月12日から1カ月
One month beginning on June 12
伊豆総合(静岡)
Izu Sogo (Shizuoka)
部員の部内いじめ
Bullying (internal)
4月28日から1カ
One month beginning on April 28
校名非公表
Unnamed School
部員のインターネット上のトラブル
Caused problems on the internet
5月24日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 24

Suspensions

高知中央(高知)の部長、監督
Kochi Chuo (Kochi) director, manager
部内暴力の報告遅れ
Delayed report on violence (internal)
5月23日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 23
須坂東(長野)の監督
Suzaka Higashi (Nagano) manager
部外での暴力
Violence (external)
5月14日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 14
出雲西(島根)の監督
Izumo Nishi (Shimane) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
5月18日から半年
Six months beginning on May 18
金沢(石川)の部長
Kanazawa (Ishikawa) director
部外での暴力
Violence (external)
5月27日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 27
寒川(香川)の部長
Sangawa (Kagawa) director
部員の飲酒事案の隠蔽
Hid underage drinking cases
5月30日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 30
網走南ケ丘(北海道)の監督
Abashiri Minamigaoka (Hokkaido) manager
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
5月21日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 21
桜ケ丘(山口)の副部長
Sakuragaoka (Yamaguchi) deputy director
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
5月28日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 28
法政二(神奈川)のコーチ
Hosei Daini (Kanagawa) coach
部内暴力、暴言
Violence (internal) and abusive language
4月19日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 19
浪速(大阪)の責任教師
Naniwa (Osaka) teacher in charge
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
5月15日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 15
聖心ウルスラ(宮崎)のコーチ
Seishin Ursula (Miyazaki) coach
部内暴力
Violence (internal)
6月14日から半年
Six months beginning on June 14
飛龍(静岡)の部長
Hiryu (Shizuoka) director
部内いじめの報告遅れ
Delayed report on bullying (internal)
6月20日から3カ月
Three months beginning on June 20
釜石商工(岩手)の監督
Kamaishi Shoko (Iwate) manager
新入生徒練習参加規定違反
Violation of new student practice regulations
5月9日から1カ月
One month beginning on May 9

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Source: Mainichi 6/26/2018, Jiji 6/26/2018

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[6/7/2018] Samurai Japan: High School vs College Exhibition Game

The Samurai Japan U-18 team will play an exbhition game against Samurai Japan College for the first time since 2016.

  • August 28, 2018 (Tuesday) at 18:00
  • Jingu Stadium
  • No alternate date
  • DH rule
  • No called games or extra innings
  • Wood bats (both teams)

The Samurai Japan U-18 team is slated to participate in the 12th BFA U-18 Baseball Championship later this year in September.

Source: Samurai Japan 6/4/2018

[UPDATE 6/27 @ 2:50am]

The start time for the game was changed from 18:00 to 17:45.

Broadcast

  • BS Fuji = 17:30-20:00
  • Fuji TV One = 17:30 until the end of the game

Tickets

  • Advance Tickets – Lawson Ticket
    From June 29 @ 18:00 until July 6 @ 23:00
  • Regular Tickets
    From July 8 @ 12:00

Source: Samurai Japan 6/25/2018, Samurai Japan 6/25/2018

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[5/12/2018] Japan Student Baseball Association Punishments

The Japan Student Baseball Association met on May 11 to determine punishments for the following cases:

High School

Game Suspensions

広島商(広島)
Hiroshima Shogyo (Hiroshima)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
4月20日から7月6日まで
From April 20 until July 6
神村学園(鹿児島)
Kamimura Gakuen (Kagoshima)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
4月3日から7月6日まで
From April 3 until July 6
小倉(福岡)
Kokura (Fukuoka)
部員の行き過ぎた部内指導
Excessive coaching by players
4月7日から1カ月
One month beginning on April 7
酒田南(山形)
Sakata Minami (Yamagata)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
4月13日から1カ月
One month beginning on April 13
精華(大阪)
Seika (Osaka)
部員の部内暴力
Violence (internal)
4月16日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 16

Suspensions

希望が丘(福岡)の監督
Kibogaoka (Fukuoka) manager
新入生徒練習参加規定違反
Violation of new student practice regulations
4月6日から1カ月
One month beginning on April 6
金沢龍谷(石川)の監督
Kanazawa Ryukoku (Ishikawa) manager
部内暴力、暴言
Violence and abusive language
4月4日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 4
高知(高知)の部長
Kochi (Kochi) director
報告遅れ
Delayed report
4月23日から3カ月
Three months beginning on April 23
鳥羽(京都)の部長
Toba (Kyoto) director
部内暴力、暴言
Violence and abusive language
5月9日から3カ月
Three months beginning on May 9
校名非公表
Undisclosed High School advisor
顧問の人権侵害行為
Human rights violation
4月4日から無期
Indefinite, beginning on April 4

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Source: Mainichi 5/11/2018, Jiji 5/11/2018

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